originally posted by: Rainbowresidue
a reply to: FraternitasSaturni
Are we splitting hairs here?
The name means dragon, and draculea , means little dragon little devil.After his father, though I think the impaler actually fit the name dracul
better than his father.
Not splitting hairs... that was because our friend up there said that Dracula wasnt the Vlad we were talking about. I just wanted to clarify things
because people sometimes get Vlad II and III wrong.
Now... Rainbow, its not "devil", its dragon. Its an Order. His father was inducted into the order of the dragon by a holy roman emperor (I cant
remember his name) its not devil, its not subject to interpretation, its not a "surname" nor a "nickname"... its Dragon, really
it was a real
chivalric order for nobility in the 1400s, modeled after the orders of the crusades to defend Christianity against its enemies, in its particular
case, the turks (or the ottomans as you prefer) - you think anyone would like to be called the "devil" or "little devil" when belonging to a christian
chivalric order swore to protect the holy cross and defend Christianity? lol
Like ... (the Lionheart ...of sorts - not a good comparison I know but
I think you got my terrible attempt at an analogy lol)
On the other hand "The Impaler" was something he got only after his death I think... Vlad Tepes (means Vlad the Impaler) if he wasnt such a nice guy,
he would be known as a Dragon... but unfortunately he had this thing with big pointy sticks and people hanging up top from them...
Theres even a story where a guy (I cant remember the relationship with him) told the Duke (he wasnt a count, he was a duke) that the smell of the
rotting impaled corpses was awful - and then he had him impaled higher than the others "so the smell of the rotten corpses would affect his sensitive
nose" - well... we all have our... bad days I guess. lol
Theres a few more I know from the top of my head...
EDIT: but the reply wasnt actually directed at you, but to the other member who said that this Vlad wasnt actually "THE" Dracula... who in fact, is.
Vlad II is Dracul. Like I said, just wanted to make it clear for him, sorry if it seemed to be directed to you
edit on 15-6-2014 by
FraternitasSaturni because: (no reason given)